Last weekend, I participated in a three-day Ayurveda immersion at Yoga Vida. I will admit – at first, I was skeptical. And I really only signed up for the course because it counts towards the next step in my yoga teacher training (accumulation of 300 hours in addition to the 200 I earned during the […]Read more "Ayurvedic Dinacharya (Morning Routine)"
Host Keri Verna (AKA Beach Yoga Girl) wrote that she chose the postures because they were some of her favorite and made a nice heart shape when grouped together. But as many of them are also heart openers and because I have written about most of these postures in earlier blog posts, I thought we […]Read more "The Heart of Practice Challenge "
When I was in high school, Eight Minute Abs came out. At the time, you had to order the VHS tape via phone – not you can just click on THIS link and watch the whole thing. Yes, that is the original video from the early 90s. I don’t blame you if you want to […]Read more "Is Ten Minutes Enough?"
The doughnuts are a metaphor, a stand-in, an idea. They aren’t always doughnuts for me. They are often a glass of wine or a manicure that I didn’t really need. The doughnuts in the title of this blog… Let’s take a step back. I started writing this because I wanted to show people that balance […]Read more "The Doughuts Can Be Anything, Not Everything"
I have been focusing on my handstand practice for almost a year now but I try to pepper in a different challenge from time to time. Hosted by some of my favorite Instagram yogis, I decided to give this one a try. For days one through three, I did something I never have before – posted […]Read more "Bringing Flexy Back Challenge (Part One)"
I need a routine. And yes, I have said this before. However, since being fired, the need for a schedule has become that much more evident to me. I thought that not going to work every day would automatically – with no actual work on my part – turn me into a gym rat. With […]Read more "Making the Bed"
Inversions, for me – anyway, always look so impressive. Yoga is hard enough, but to do these things upside down? Just seemed impossible. So when I saw that Yoga Vida was offering an inversion workshop, I decided to give it a try. This was back in 2014 and I was immediately hooked. There is something […]Read more "365 Handstands, One Year"